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Friday, February 27, 2009

‘Super Colon’, colorectal cancer risk checks at Greenwood Mall, March 3


GREENWOOD, Ind. – Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and one of the deadliest. However, there is a formidable weapon available to fight this disease.

Early detection through screening colonoscopies and being aware of the signs and symptoms of this disease arm you with colorectal cancer prevention tools. Sadly, many not be aware of the signs or choose to forgo colorectal cancer screening for a variety of reasons.

This is why the St. Francis Colorectal Cancer Center is collaborating with the Prevent Cancer Foundation for a special one-day exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, at Greenwood Park Mall.

This event coincides with the March designation as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

On site will be an 8-foot-tall, 20-foot long replica of the human colon, a nationally touring exhibit that teaches the public about the importance of colorectal cancer screening. The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ is an interactive tool that teaches people about the risks of colorectal cancer and the benefits of early detection and treatment.

As visitors walk through the exhibit, they get an up-front look at healthy and non-malignant diseases, as well as the various stages of colorectal cancer. Additionally, St. Francis medical personnel will be on site at the mall to offer colorectal cancer risk assessments and to provide related free information and literature.